4 Things I Learned About Creating a Life in 2014

It’s a gift to have my family under one roof. I know these days will be fewer and fewer and, honestly, the almost empty nest has its advantages too, but for this year, Christmas 2014, all four of us have been under one roof for two full weeks, with two weeks still to go, and […]

A Year of Creating This Life

Last September I picked up my parents at the airport and, as we were driving, I was updating them on what was new with the family. At some point my mom asked, “So what’s new with you?” and I mentioned that I had started a new blog. “What’s it called?” she asked. “Creating This Life,” I answered. […]

Favorite Quotes about Creating a Life

I don’t consider myself a collector, but I suppose there are some things that I do love having around me. Dishes, for instance, and books. And quotes. I’m always editing my collections of dishes and books, but quotes are another matter. No need to edit there. When you visit the blog, you’ll find a Quotable section in the sidebar […]

Naperville, Pretty Houses and Resale Shop Plates

From October, 2011: Last week I attended the Financial Blogger Conference in Chicago (or Schaumburg to be more specific). After it was over, I gave myself the gift of an extra day and a half in the Windy City, because I love that place. On Sunday afternoon, I hit up IKEA and then took a […]

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